Welcome to The Central Sierras


From the mountain chic of paragliding capital La Cumbre to the hippie vibe of quirky Capilla del Monte and San Marcos Sierras, you’d have to be one jaded traveler not to find something to your liking here. Kicking back is easily done – the riverside village of Mina Clavero is a favorite, as are the ex-Jesuit centers of Alta Gracia and Jesús María. Things get decidedly Germanic down south, and the pedestrian-only La Cumbrecita is not to be missed for spaetzle (German egg noodles), bush walks and swimming holes.


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The Central Sierras activities

$78.20 Day Trips & Excursions

La Cumbrecita, Alta Gracia, Villa General Belgrano Tour

The tour starts with the pick up from Cordoba hotels from 9:00am. We will leave Cordoba through the provincial route N° 5 by passing the monument of Miryam Stefford, heading to Alta Gracia. We continue along Anisacate, La Bolsa y Villa Ciudad de América, on the banks of the Lake and Dam Los Molinos.Then we ascend to the Sierras Grandes through a picturesque region of coniferous forests. We pass through Villa Berna to reach La Cumbrecita, an Alpine-style village who has the distinction of being one of the few pedestrian towns in the world. We will visit the balneario "La Olla", the traditional Hotel La Cumbrecita and the ecumenical chapel.We will then continue at Villa General Belgrano with its particular central European physiognomy. Then we return to the provincial route N° 5 through the Curva del Viento (the Wind Curve), where we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Lake and Dam Los Molinos.The tour finishes in Cordoba around 7:00pm with the drop off at Cordoba hotels.

$83.67 Day Trips & Excursions

ISCHIGUALASTO NATIONAL PARK (Moon Valley)

In San Juan, a place where nature has been working for something more than 220 million years. A landscape from another planet that became Mankind’s Heritage.Ischigualasto Provincial Natural Park is located at the Northeast of the province of San Juan, at 205 miles from its capital city and at about 50 miles from San Agustín del Valle Fertil. This little town is the departure point for all tours going to the small portion of the park that is accessible to tourists.Visit to the Ischigualasto Provincial park, world natural heritage and natural science museum. During the tour you can appreciate the different small towns such as: Caucete, Difunta Correa, Marayes, Astica, Tumanas, San Agustin de Valle Fertil. Return to San Juan in the afternoon.

$41.66 Tours & Sightseeing

Cordoba City Tour with Jesuit Square Tour Option

The tour starts with the pick up from Cordoba hotels, at 9 AM or 2.30 PM.In this tour, we will discover that Córdoba has reigning nature, old architecture, latent history, modernity and economic growth in each of its corners.The culture and history remain on the streets materialized in old buildings, churches, museums, providing a route that visitors can tour without restrictions.After the city tour, if you choose the option, we will visit the Manzana Jesuítica (the Jesuit Block), declared in 2000 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which consists of a group of buildings dating from the 17th century including the Compañía de Jesús church, the Nuestra Señora de Lourdes chapel, the old principalship of the University, current UNC History Museum, and the traditional School of Monserrat.The tour finishes with the drop off at Cordoba hotels.Itinerary:09 AM / 2.30 PM Pick up from the hotel. The tour begins.Highlights:* Historical Center* Nueva Cordoba Student Neighborhood* Government House* The University City* Córdoba Olympic Stadium* Neighborhood del Cerro de Las Rosas* Manzana Jesuítica (UNESCO World Heritage Site)01 PM / 6.30 PM Drop off at the hotel

$67.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Argentina Jesuit History Tour from Cordoba

The tour starts with the pick up from Cordoba hotels, at 9:00am. We will leave the city of Córdoba on Route 9N and drive to Colonia Caroya, which is inhabited by descendants of immigrants from northern Italy. We will visit the Casa Caroya Jesuit Ranch, which served as summer residence to college students of Monserrat.Then we will visit Jesus Maria who is famous for its festival of Doma and Folklore. Here we will visit the Jesuit Estancia of San Isidro Labrador, a pioneer in the wine making in the region.We continue visiting the historic Posta Sinsacate and Barranca Yaco where the leader Facundo Quiroga was killed. Then we will arrive at the Estancia Santa Catalina known for its beautiful baroque church.We continue along Sierras Chicas by passing through the beautiful towns of Ascochinga, La Granja, Villa Animi, Agua de Oro, Salsipuedes and Rio Ceballos.We finally return to Córdoba by Route E-53. The tour finishes with the drop off at Cordoba hotels.

$75.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Calamuchita Valley:Alta Gracia, La Cumbrecita, Los Molinos Dam

The tour starts with the pick up from Cordoba hotels from 9am.We depart from Cordoba through Provincial Route N° 5 up to Myriam Stefford monument, heading to Alta Gracia. Once we reach the city, we see the most important testimonies of its rich cultural heritage: The Tajamar, an old artificial lake built by the Jesuits; the Jesuitical Monastery of Alta Gracia (Virrey Liniers´ Historical Museum), Nuestra Señora de la Merced´s Church and the house where Ernesto "Che" Guevara lived during his childhood. We continue to Anisacate, La Bolsa and Villa Ciudad de América, located very close to the banks of the Lake and Dam Los Molinos, until we reach Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, where we will see the city center and the thermal baths. We will pass through the towns of Villa Rumipal and Villa del Dique to finally arrive Embalse Rio Tercero, the largest artificial lake in the province, surrounded by the nuclear power station, the plant and the landfills. Later, we visit Villa General Belgrano, constructed under a great european physionomy. We will return across the four affluents of the Lake Los Molinos, via Los Reartes and Potrero de Garay, at the foot of Sierras Grandes. Finally, we return to Córdoba through Provincial Route No. 5.The tour finishes with the drop off at Cordoba hotels at around 7pm.

$48 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cordoba Southern Wine Route Tour with Small Group

South Wine Route is composed by four wineries located in Pocito department, in the south of our province. Visit to the Champagnera Miguel Mas, where they produce homemade champagne using the Charma method and fine wines, Fabril Alto Verde organic winery produces high quality and certificated wines. We continue with the visit to Viñas de Segisa winery, this is the first boutique winery and awarded with gold medals due to the high quality of its wines. Finally we visit Las Marianas winery, surrounded by beautiful mountains. In every winery you will be able to taste their products.There are wineries and vineyards framed by incredible beautiful landscapes. At this boutique-style facilities, the owners themselves welcome visitors and guide them across the vineyards and explain them the different production processes. At the city’s south, there is an exceptionally fertile area that hosts wine and organic sparkling wine producers.

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